Po­lice in­ves­ti­gate shoot­ing, rob­bery at Lin­coln Univer­sity

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - FRONT PAGE - Staff Re­port

LOWER OX­FORD >> One per­son was shot in a rob­bery-as­sault in­ci­dent at Lin­coln Univer­sity on Sun­day at about 3 a.m., po­lice said.

Ac­cord­ing to a po­lice re­port is­sued by the state po­lice Avon­dale bar­racks, troop­ers were re­quested to as­sist Lin­coln Univer­sity po­lice with a rob­bery and shoot­ing that re­port­edly oc­curred on the north side of the cam­pus.

Ap­prox­i­mately six or seven sus­pects de­scribed

as black men in their ear­lyto mid-20s, re­port­edly ap­proached two vic­tims (both 22-year-old men), bran­dished a hand­gun and forcibly re­moved jew­elry from the vic­tims.

The vic­tims at­tempted to fight off the sus­pects and

ended up strik­ing sev­eral of the men with a ve­hi­cle, po­lice said.

The sus­pects then al­legedly fired be­tween three and four rounds from a hand­gun or hand­guns at the vic­tims, ac­cord­ing to po­lice. The vic­tims’ ve­hi­cle was struck by the gun­fire, po­lice said.

A van pass­ing in the other di­rec­tion was also struck by the gun­fire, and an­other vic­tim — a 20-yearold wo­man — was struck in the right arm, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

The fe­male vic­tim who was shot was trans­ported to Chris­tiana Hos­pi­tal for treat­ment, and the wound was con­sid­ered non-lifethreat­en­ing. The vic­tim was a mem­ber of an out­side se­cu­rity team hired for ex­tra help dur­ing the univer­sity’s home­com­ing.

Lin­coln Univer­sity po­lice re­quested that state po­lice at the Avon­dale bar­racks han­dle the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

State po­lice are ask­ing for any­one with in­for­ma­tion about the in­ci­dent to call 610-268-2022.

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